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GVS e-Bulletin Service (06/02/23)

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Llantwit Major Office Space Available – come and have a free tour!

The offices are warm and quiet, fully accessible and offers kitchen facilities. Our spaces can accommodate anywhere between one and ten people. Utilities and guest Wi-Fi are both included within the cost with prices starting from £444.00 per calendar month. Read More

The Third Sector encouraged to sign up to GVS’ free funding e-mailing service

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has compiled an e-mailing list that will focus on providing more in-depth information regarding potential funding opportunities for the Third Sector in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More

Free local radio publicity for Third Sector organisations

Did you know your Third Sector organisation could feature for free on GVS’ Bro Radio Show? Explore a different but effective form of advertising to help create awareness of your organisation and let local people know about your latest news and events. Read More

Your feedback matters to us!

Have you received a good (or bad) service from Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) over the last year? Read More


General news

How is cost of living crisis affecting people in Wales?

Survey reveals only half are ‘comfortable’ with the state of their household finances. Read More

2023 – Did you Make any Changes?

Volunteering .. Is it for you? Read More



Free Virtual Funding Workshop for Local Charities in Vale of Glamorgan

Jane Hutt, MS for Vale of Glamorgan, will take part in a virtual funding workshop, with People’s Postcode Lottery, for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in the area. The session will give good causes in Ms Hutt’s constituency advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their community. Read More



Cardiff & Vale University Health Board’s Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy

Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, our existing ten-year strategy, was launched back in 2015, following its development with colleagues, stakeholders and the public. In January and February 2023, we are engaging with colleagues across the organisation, as well as some of our key stakeholders, to begin the development of our refreshed strategy. We will be hosting many workshops and events to gather as much feedback as possible. Read More

Walk-In Appointments now available at MVCs for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you have not yet received your flu vaccination or COVID-19 Autumn Booster, we are now accepting walk-in appointments for all eligible groups at both of our Mass Vaccination Centre sites. When attending for your flu vaccination, you can have your COVID-19 vaccination at the same time, without the need to revisit on another day. Read More

How GoodSAM is helping saves lives in Wales

The Welsh Ambulance Service Trust has partnered with a life-saving app that can help people suffering a cardiac arrest get the help they need quicker. Read More

Raising awareness of food related benefits in Wales!

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Local Public Health and Dietetics Teams have been working in partnership to highlight the Food Related Benefits that exist to support families on a low income to access healthier food. Read More

Macmillan – Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey

The third Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey (WCPES) results have been published, which have shown that 92% of people with cancer in Wales treated during the pandemic have rated their overall care highly. Read More

Census 2021 health, disability and unpaid care results 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the next phase of Census 2021 topic summaries for England and Wales looking at health, disability, and unpaid care. There is a bulletin for each of these topics. Read More

Setting priorities for the new Citizen Voice Body (CVB) in 2023-2024

To help the new body identify its priorities in the first year, we want to hear your views on the things that matter most to people in your area. Read More



Learning Disability Wales have 3 vacancies to join our team

Learning Disability Wales is looking for 3 new people to join our team: Administrative Support Coordinator, Network and Events Coordinator, and Gig Buddies North Wales Volunteer Coordinator. Closing date for all vacancies is 14th February 2023. Read More

A unique volunteering opportunity on Flat Holm Island

We are seeking new tour guides to join our dedicated volunteer team. This is open to anyone over the age of 18 and we are particularly interested in hearing from those aged 18-26 to help us diversify our team and encourage younger visitors to Flat Holm. Read More

Supporting Mental Health

Activities supporting mental health Read More

Bowel Cancer Awareness Volunteer

Raising awareness of bowel cancer Read More

Befriend a Local Young Person in Care

Befriend a local young person in care Read More



Free Courses To Gain Skills & Qualifications

Adult Community Learning in the Vale, telephone Get Back on Track to book your place 01446 733762, or email [email protected] Read More

GVS TRAINING – Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers

An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read More



Creating Sustainable Communities for a Net Zero Future event

Tuesday, 7th February, 10am-3:15pm. TPAS Cymru is hosting an insightful and topical one-day online conference covering all things Net Zero and creating low carbon communities. The full day is currently FREE for community volunteers and social housing tenants and reasonably priced for others Read More

Running a Befriending Service in Wales

Tuesday 14th February, 10am – 12:30pm 2023, 10am – 12:30pm on Zoom Register for your space now. This event is specifically tailored to the development of befriending services within Wales and is supported through Welsh based funding. For this reason, this is free and exclusive to staff within Welsh Organisations only. Read More

Free event at Fontygary Leisure Centre on 14th February 2023

The event in Fontygary Leisure Centre on the 14th February 11am – 1pm will be a warm space for everyone to come along, have a free warm drink, connect with one another and find out more about the local support available, particularly for older people. Read More

Welsh Speakers’ Employability and Learning Event

Wednesday 15 February 10-1pm, Barry Library
The purpose of the event will be to promote employment opportunities where the Welsh Language is essential or desirable, and training through the medium of Welsh. The event will help us to identify local needs and plan for future Welsh medium provision. Read More

The Thursday Club

Do you have life limiting illness and feel the need to escape from the four walls of your home for a few hours? Meet to chat, laugh and have fun, with people who also have life limiting illnesses. Read More

Warm Spaces at Palmerston Adult Learning Centre

Every Friday afternoon 1pm to 4pm. Drop in and enjoy a free drink. Read More



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